Guitar tutorial – Mic Gillette http://micgillette.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 16:35:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://micgillette.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-2021-08-02T161817.082-150x150.png Guitar tutorial – Mic Gillette http://micgillette.com/ 32 32 Bruce Springsteen Addresses $5,000 Ticket Price Controversy https://micgillette.com/bruce-springsteen-addresses-5000-ticket-price-controversy/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 16:52:41 +0000 https://micgillette.com/bruce-springsteen-addresses-5000-ticket-price-controversy/ Bruce Springsteen is finally walking fans through a controversial process where Ticketmaster used so-called “dynamic pricing” for his 2023 reunion tour with the E Street Band. Reports followed of exorbitant ticket costs that exceeded $5,000. “What I do is a very simple thing,” Springsteen said. rolling stone. “I tell my guys, ‘Go out and see […]]]>

Bruce Springsteen is finally walking fans through a controversial process where Ticketmaster used so-called “dynamic pricing” for his 2023 reunion tour with the E Street Band. Reports followed of exorbitant ticket costs that exceeded $5,000.

“What I do is a very simple thing,” Springsteen said. rolling stone. “I tell my guys, ‘Go out and see what other people are doing. Let’s charge a little less.’ It’s usually the directions. They go out and put it in. In the last 49 years or however long we’ve been playing, we’ve pretty much been there below market value. I’ve enjoyed that. It’s great for fans.

“This time I said to them, ‘Hey, we’re 73. The guys are here. I want to do what everyone else does, my peers,'” Springsteen added. “So that’s what happened. That’s what they did.”

As the name suggests, dynamic pricing adjusts the cost of tickets in real time based on supply and demand. Costs finally skyrocketed for Springsteen’s first shows with his longtime band in six years. Some fans remained furious and disenchanted, and New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. went so far as to write an excoriating letter to Ticketmaster calling for reform.

Springsteen admitted that “buying tickets has become very confusing, not only for the fans but also for the artists”, but he insisted that “most of our tickets are completely affordable”. Also, ticket resellers will still exist: “The ticket broker or somebody is going to take this money. I’m like, ‘Hey, why wouldn’t this money go to the guys who are going to be up there sweating three hours a night for that?'”

He said he didn’t like being “the poster boy for high ticket prices. It’s the last thing you want to be, but that’s how it went. You have to own the decisions you’ve made and go out and keep doing your best.”

Springsteen released an album of soul covers, Only the strong survive. The dates announced for this tour begin in February in the United States, then continue during the summer across Europe.

Whether dynamic pricing will be implemented again at later dates remains open. “I think in the future we’ll talk about it, of course,” Springsteen said. “It changes from tour to tour. We’ll be back. I’m sure we’ll play away a bit. It’ll be a whole different discussion when that happens. I don’t want to say anything now, but we’ll see what that is happening.”

Springsteen remains confident that he and his E Street cohorts will make every show worthwhile, despite the box office controversy. “I know it was unpopular with some fans,” he explained, “but if there are any complaints on release, you can get your money back.”

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BLACKPINK Born Pink Tour Review: Put Your Phone Down And Dance Instead https://micgillette.com/blackpink-born-pink-tour-review-put-your-phone-down-and-dance-instead/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 18:04:19 +0000 https://micgillette.com/blackpink-born-pink-tour-review-put-your-phone-down-and-dance-instead/ On November 15, BLACKPINK took the stage for a second night at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Although this was their third to last show of the North American leg of their born pink tour, Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa have proven BLACKPINK to be worth the wait over the past three and […]]]>

On November 15, BLACKPINK took the stage for a second night at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Although this was their third to last show of the North American leg of their born pink tour, Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa have proven BLACKPINK to be worth the wait over the past three and a half years during the pandemic.

At 7:50 p.m. EST, fans — nicknamed Blinks — began preparing their glow sticks for the show, filling the halls of the Prudential Center with echoing creaks. At 8:00 p.m., the arena was lit up with the pink hue emanating from them. Shaped like a black hammer with pink hearts that make a squealing sound when struck, BLACKPINK’s lightstick is emblematic of their performance. One moment they strike sharp dance moves and deliver piercing lines with as much power as a hammer; the next day, having fun with each other and sending hearts to Blinks’ hand.

We first saw the old side of the band as they opened with the hard-hitting singles “How You Like That”, “Savage”. and “Whistle”, blessing the crowd with old and new tunes. While each of these songs has a strong message and powerful choreography, the moments in between showed BLACKPINK’s other side. With the lights off and the first note of the next song seconds away, the members spared no opportunity to gently interact with the crowd before regaining their fierce aura.

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After their three-threat opening, the members introduced themselves and spoke to the audience. While they were mostly more serious and eager to reconnect with fans, there were plenty of laughing moments in the segment — like Jennie teasing Rosé to finish cooling off as the other members waited to start the show. next song – with many more to come throughout the show.

The next part of the setlist showcased a softer side of the band with “Don’t Know What To Do” and “Lovesick Girls”. Here, we could really appreciate their voice, accentuated by the band’s live instrumentals. Jisoo’s vocal color shone, Jennie’s strong tone left an impression, Rosé’s wispy voice filled the arena, and Lisa’s sultry raps drove the crowd wild.

Allowing for quick changes and a moment of rest for the crowd, a video segment was shown. In a dystopian setting, the members posed in sparkly dresses – a nice nod to their impressive fashion past. Then the band was back on stage for “Kill This Love”, “Crazy Over You”, “Playing With Fire”, “Tally” and “Pink Venom”.

During these stages, the free dance and choreography mesmerized the crowd. From Lisa’s iconic “kick in the door” to the energetic dance break of the back-up dancers, every move was strong and impactful. This segment also let every BLACKPINK member, dance ensemble, and live band have a brilliant time. After performing “Pink Venom,” the girls strutted offstage, but the dancers kept the energy high with their circle dance. The band also kept the good vibes going with their gripping guitar, bass, drums and keyboard solos.

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No Straight Roads Review: Rock Out and Bring on a Revolution (Switch) https://micgillette.com/no-straight-roads-review-rock-out-and-bring-on-a-revolution-switch/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 09:39:02 +0000 https://micgillette.com/no-straight-roads-review-rock-out-and-bring-on-a-revolution-switch/ Rhythm games, while not exactly rare, are rare enough that when a good one comes up, you hold it tight and hold it like a high note. The same can be said for a good action-adventure game, something to keep the blood pumping. And Cupheadalthough not the first in the world to do so, popularized […]]]>

Rhythm games, while not exactly rare, are rare enough that when a good one comes up, you hold it tight and hold it like a high note. The same can be said for a good action-adventure game, something to keep the blood pumping. And Cupheadalthough not the first in the world to do so, popularized the “mostly boss battles” style of gameplay where rather than levels or areas, the focus was primarily on epic boss battles.

No straight roads combines these three aspects and the end result, when you would think that would be crazy… well, it is mad. In a very good way.

No straight roads is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam.

Story: Changing the System

In No straight roads, we’re in the neon-soaked Vinyl City, where music is the lifeblood of the city. Not really. There’s this thing in the city center called the Great Qwasa that can convert sound waves, especially music, into electrical energy and it’s used to power the city. Sounds like a good solution to an energy crisis, right? This would be the case if it weren’t for the fact that the city experiences constant blackouts.

The Qwasa serves another purpose; to evaluate musicians who participate in the Lights Up audition, organized by the musical megacorp NSR. After a literal battle of the groups that serves as the game’s tutorial and a pretty high return on the Qwasa, Bunk Bed Junction impressed Megastars enough to…not buy, huh? No, even with a high score, the judges always have the last word. And their word is that rock is over; EDM rules the roost.

Naturally, Mayday isn’t too fond of this, but neither is NSR frontman and boss Tatiana, who kicks them out and bans rock music from all future auditions. Shortly after, another blackout occurs, and the only ones left with the power are Tatiana and her Megastars.

Fed up and ready to fight, Mayday and Zuke take up arms to take down the stars and usher in an era of rock!

As you work your way to the upper echelons of Vinyl City’s neighborhoods, taking down the bigwigs in your way, you’ll learn more and more about the history of the town, and how NSR rose to the top , and what sparks a revolution really means.

Two halves of a revolutionary whole bringing changes to the system.

Two halves of a revolutionary whole bringing changes to the system.

The characters: a truly dynamic duo

No straight roads features two playable characters; the explosive, childlike murderer Mayday and the calm, cool, educated Zuke. Together they form the indie rock band Bunk Bed Junction. Solo, you can switch between the two characters to use their unique skills depending on the situation, or team up with a friend locally for some co-op fun. In No straight roadsit takes two to overthrow tyranny.

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Mayday is the fiercest of the pair, action first, thought far behind. As the band’s guitarist, she’s flashy, loud, and always ready to step into the spotlight. By her own admission, she’s a performer, made for the stage, and her personality is reflected in her style of play. rocket launcher accessories.

Loud, brash and impulsive, Mayday hits slow, but hits hard.

Loud, brash and impulsive, Mayday hits slow, but hits hard.

Zuke

Zuke is the most focused and balanced of the duo. Slow to talk, slow to anger and quick to find a solution, he uses the drums and his head to help usher in the revolution. Unlike Mayday, he is more combo-focused and geared more towards support and defense, with his unique transformation skill creating healing items. Master of the combo, Zuke is generally weaker, but can inflict many blows in a short time.

Three Cs and cold as an autumn breeze, Zuke has a good head on his shoulders and good rhythm in his drumsticks.

Three Cs and cold as an autumn breeze, Zuke has a good head on his shoulders and good rhythm in his drumsticks.

Gameplay: music and power do good

The battles are where No straight roads shines, each crazier than the last. A DJ with an ego so big he’s a real black hole, an aquatic Hatsune Miku with a dark secret, a piano prodigy, a real boy band factory and the very abstract concepts of art itself form the list of No straight roads. While you can just smash your way through things, fighting and dodging to the beat is what helps you stay alive the longest and your attacks the strongest. Each boss has phases as you reduce their health, challenging you to use your skills and knowledge to the max to take them down. Part of that is the parry mechanic, where if the timing is right, you can negate incoming purple-colored damage and send it directly back to the enemy. Cuphead fans, are you happy right now?

DJ Subatomic Supernova is the exception, since his fight basically serves as the game’s tutorial, but starting with the second boss, you’ll have stages to complete on your way to the boss, requiring a skilled platformer and clearing a bunch of enemies on your way. This fleshes things out more, not to mention giving you a bigger chance to use any new skills you might have picked up. Knocking down bosses attracts fans to you, which serve as an XP system in No straight roads. More fans, more skills to unlock to make you a force to be reckoned with.

Fights can be challenging and enjoyable, even if you feel like you’re being wiped out. Which, honestly, will happen, Megastars have these titles for a reason. But between hitting with a guitar/chopsticks and shooting them from afar, you won’t miss any damage, and the meter will soon change in your favor.

As you progress through the game, you’ll unlock more skills and moves for the duo, like the ability to recover health, increase the number of hits in your combo chain, and even improve your transformation move to unleash even deadlier attacks. You also have the ability to attach stickers to your gear for effects such as increasing your attack and defense, although they only last for one fight whether you win or lose, so use- them wisely!

Collectibles also abound in Vinyl City; misplace Qwasa to power the city and give a little insight into the world of No straight roads are hidden all around, speaking to the heart of the finalist.

It finally happened.  KPOP has been militarized.

It finally happened. KPOP has been militarized.

Graphics and audio: New Age Old-School

If the boss fights shine, the music BLLOWS. As a game with music as its true focus, every track is an absolute bang, from the cool nighttime vibes of the alleyways of Vinyl City to the interstellar bass of DJ Subatomic Supernova’s endless rave (real name, not even joking). Each track is carefully crafted, and since you’re literally in a musical battle most of the time, you can expect some choice cuts. When boss fights are neutral, the standard version of the theme plays, but depending on who wins, it will switch to a rock-centric version with pounding drums and sizzling guitar, or an EDM-centric version with beats that you simply can’t help but groove to. This is where the love and care Metronomik has put into the game really shines through, and there are more than a few tracks that will be ringing in your ears long after you turn the game off.

Visually, No straight roads is as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the ears. The alleys and sewers that Mayday and Zuke call home provide a gritty red carpet before spilling into the glitzy Vinyl City plaza to immerse you in the beauty of the game. Drawing heavily on Malaysian culture (as Metronomik is based on Mayalsia), the main characters have character cutouts that appear and voice acting that brings their appearances to life, however brief. Districts run by Megastar match the personality of their owners, such as the Cast Tech District, run by DJ Subatomic Supernova, resembling a combination rave and planetarium. Everything from scenic skylines to collectibles and points of interest scattered around makes No straight roads feel alive, and you’re sure to find yourself searching less for hidden objects, and more for the simple pleasure of doing so.

No straight roads has been tested on the Nintendo Switch.

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Zakk Wylde on Using YouTube Tutorials to Learn Pantera Guitar Parts https://micgillette.com/zakk-wylde-on-using-youtube-tutorials-to-learn-pantera-guitar-parts/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 11:31:04 +0000 https://micgillette.com/zakk-wylde-on-using-youtube-tutorials-to-learn-pantera-guitar-parts/ Zakk Wylde’s preparations for his upcoming tour with Pantera apparently involve a teacher you wouldn’t expect. Speaking to Ola Englund on the latest episode of Sunday with OlaWylde revealed that he turned to guitar tutorials on YouTube while learning some of Dimebag Darrel’s more complicated parts. “All these things that I was left wondering about, […]]]>

Zakk Wylde’s preparations for his upcoming tour with Pantera apparently involve a teacher you wouldn’t expect.

Speaking to Ola Englund on the latest episode of Sunday with OlaWylde revealed that he turned to guitar tutorials on YouTube while learning some of Dimebag Darrel’s more complicated parts.

“All these things that I was left wondering about, I was like, ‘What the hell was that? ‘” Wylde said. “I was just going, ‘How to Play’ and going to YouTube and seeing all these other amazing players playing the thing.”

Some of the Pantera songs he has prepared for the upcoming tour include tracks like Electric fucking, walking, cowboys from hell and A new level. The guitarist also shared that he will be meeting the rest of the band very soon, saying, “I’ll be connecting with the guys. And then we just start going through everything and probably going through it quietly, until we can start turning it on and going full volume.

Earlier this year, metal fans were thrown into a frenzy when Pantera announced that surviving members Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown would be reuniting for a 2023 tour.

Anticipation grew when it was confirmed that Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde would replace the late Dimebag as Pantera’s new guitarist, with Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante taking the place of Dime’s brother Vinnie. Paul Abbott.

In a recent interview with guitar world however, Wylde warned that while he intended to stay “as true to what Dime as possible”, fans should not expect a carbon copy of the guitarist’s original style.

“No matter what I do, it will sound like me,” he said. “I can practice whatever I want and stay as faithful as I want, but I will never escape it.”

Pantera’s reunion tour kicks off in Mexico early next month. Tickets are available here.

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Keith Levene, co-founder of Clash and Public Image Ltd, dead at 65 – Rolling Stone https://micgillette.com/keith-levene-co-founder-of-clash-and-public-image-ltd-dead-at-65-rolling-stone/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 20:30:48 +0000 https://micgillette.com/keith-levene-co-founder-of-clash-and-public-image-ltd-dead-at-65-rolling-stone/ Keith Levene, a founding member of Clash and Public Image Ltd, died on Friday 11 November. He was 65 years old. His former bandmates Jah Wobble and Martin Atkins confirmed the news via social media. Levene, who had liver cancer, died at his home in Norfolk, England, by The Guardian. “RIP Keith Levene – guitar […]]]>

Keith Levene, a founding member of Clash and Public Image Ltd, died on Friday 11 November. He was 65 years old. His former bandmates Jah Wobble and Martin Atkins confirmed the news via social media. Levene, who had liver cancer, died at his home in Norfolk, England, by The Guardian.

“RIP Keith Levene – guitar sound like crushed diamonds shot at you through a high pressure hose”, Andy Bell of Ride tweeted.

While Levene’s influential vocalizing shaped the sound of punk and post-punk to come, one of his earliest gigs was working as a roadie for progressive rock artists Yes as a teenager. Shortly after, he joined forces with Mick Jones to form a group that would become The Clash. He left the band before their debut album, although he co-wrote the song “What’s My Name” from their 1977 debut album. He went on to play briefly in the Flowers of Romance with Sid Vicious, before teaming up with John Lydon, drummer Jim Walker and bassist Jah Wobble to form Public Image Ltd after the Sex Pistols disbanded in 1978.

Levene and the band were integral to the fusion of reggae and dub in punk and post-punk music, particularly their work on their second album, 1979. metal box (released under the name Second edition in the USA). Levine worked on their debut, Public image: first issue and their third album, Flowers of the novel.

“What happened to me was that once I got good enough to know the rules, I didn’t want to be like any other guitar player,” Levene said in a 2001 interview. I didn’t do everything possible to be different. I just had an ear for what was wrong. So if I did something wrong, i.e. made a mistake or did something that wasn’t in the key, I was open-minded enough to listen again.

Levene left PiL in 1983. Although he contributed by co-writing, he did not officially play on their fourth album, It’s what you want, it’s what you get. Commercial zonewhich includes early recordings from the album, features some of his performances of songs from their fourth release.

After leaving, Levene moved to Los Angeles, where he shot the 1987 films violent opposition EP, which featured members of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fishbone. In 2012, he teamed up with fellow PiL Wobble to release yin and yang.

According The Guardian, Levene had been working on a book on PiL with author Adam Hammond. Hammond took to social media to pay tribute to his friend, Levene.

“There is no doubt that Keith was one of the most innovative, daring and influential guitarists of all time”, Hammond wrote. “Keith sought to create a new paradigm in music and with willing collaborators John Lydon and Jah Wobble succeeded in doing so. , defined what alternative music should be.

“As well as helping to make PiL the most important band of the era, Keith also founded The Clash with Mick Jones and was a major influence on their early sounds,” Hammond continued. “Much of what we listen to today owes a lot to Keith’s work, some recognized, most not.”

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How to String a Classical Guitar DIY Video https://micgillette.com/how-to-string-a-classical-guitar-diy-video/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 17:45:07 +0000 https://micgillette.com/how-to-string-a-classical-guitar-diy-video/ Tips and tools needed to change the strings of a classical guitar. Changing strings on a nylon string instrument is very different from struggling with knobs and wire on a steel string acoustic. PGNikos Arvantis of offers an in-depth tutorial on changing nylon strings, and more specifically on a classical instrument, where the number of […]]]>

Tips and tools needed to change the strings of a classical guitar.


Changing strings on a nylon string instrument is very different from struggling with knobs and wire on a steel string acoustic. PGNikos Arvantis of offers an in-depth tutorial on changing nylon strings, and more specifically on a classical instrument, where the number of string holes on the binding block (six, nine, or 12) varies from model to model. ‘other. His tools: a set of normal-tension D’Addario strings, a string winder, wire cutters and a handstand. Nikos guides us one string at a time, from the bridge to the tuners. It begins by running the bass string through the bridge to the binding block – in this case a 6-hole variation – and displays proper string binding technique. Think in circles and stay patient. It can be difficult the first few times, especially for those with big fingers. Next, we move on to the doll. The lowest bass string should also be tied tightly, then wound up high so that the windings pass outside the string roller. For the next two low strings, the windings go inward. This avoids overlapping strings. Then it moves to the highest rope, where the light gauge can be particularly difficult to tie off, and also holds the rope outside the roller while winding up at a walk. The next two highest strings go on the inner part of the roll, as with the lower strings. Finally, the free ends that protrude from the knots on the tie block and the rollers are cut with the thread cutter. And rape! If your nylon string guitar has a nine or 12 hole block, check the manual or other sources.

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Changing our religion | Anglo-Celtic https://micgillette.com/changing-our-religion-anglo-celtic/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://micgillette.com/changing-our-religion-anglo-celtic/ Spiritual leaders have taken a leap of faith in embracing synthesizers, as evidenced by their new single Shadows and Tall Trees. SINGLE Spiritual Leaders Release New Track “Shadows and Tall Trees” On November 10th Published: Sun, Nov 6, 2022, 6:00 PM The upcoming new single, “Shadows and Tall Trees,” comes as a totemic shift in […]]]>

Spiritual leaders have taken a leap of faith in embracing synthesizers, as evidenced by their new single Shadows and Tall Trees.

SINGLE Spiritual Leaders Release New Track “Shadows and Tall Trees” On November 10th

The upcoming new single, “Shadows and Tall Trees,” comes as a totemic shift in sound, if not direction, from the Spiritual Leaders.

Guitar and bass have been put aside, as synthesizers are adopted. If their choice of instruments is certainly a surprise, and moreover pleasant, the gesture is not entirely out of step with their musical trajectory.

Brothers Brady Fergus and Cathal’s 2012 debut album, featuring lead singer Dave Reilly, was essentially a best-of collection of the indie rock setlists they’d written over the previous three years. The Leaders then folded with Dave moving to Derby.

2019’s reunion out of the blue saw them explore a more pop sound on the mini album “Albania Away”, exemplified by the singles “Underwater with You” and “Picture on the Wall”. The positive comments prompted them to continue their musical relationship at a distance.

“For the first time, we got some traction with this stuff, and we were thrilled – a few thousand spins on Spotify and got some publicity and good reviews,” Fergus Brady said. Celtic. “From there, we never really stopped.”

Collaborative

They may not have stopped, but something else has certainly stopped: normalcy. Yes, Covid restrictions meant they couldn’t meet for about a year – Albania Away came out without a kick-off gig, and their decade-long hiatus from performing continued until this summer’s gig at Blessfest .

During this time, nine new tracks that will form the upcoming album “This Fictional Place” have been developed. Despite being split between Home (Cathal), Capital (Fergus) and Derby (Dave), the distance has seen the trio work more closely to write songs together, rather than writing songs independently and simply arrange them.

“So we got very collaborative that way,” Fergus recalls, “and then we started playing a lot more with electronic instrumentation and synthesizers and things like that.”

Released November 10, “Shadows and Tall Trees” is the first taste of The Leaders’ new musical testament. For the occasion, they didn’t just add some synths to their signature guitar sound, they gave it their all.

“It was an interesting song because it was a song that was written on guitar. It’s an older song, it was written about 10 years ago,” Fergus recalled.

Fergus and Cathal played an early version of it in another band called Jellyroll, back in the heyday of Origins gigs in a half-empty McGinnity’s Bar – then “Shadows and Tall Trees” was played on guitar, bass and the battery.

“We started programming it on digital synthesizers and it became a whole different song – we ended up with this cheesy, danceable stuff.

“It opened a door for us to explore a whole different set of influences, which we wouldn’t have done much before. electronic music – from the 80s, 90s, like New Order, Chemical Brothers, and in the 2000s with Hot Chip and Yeah Yeah Yeah – it opened a window into exploring the sounds that we would have derived from those kinds of bands , then made it ours.

Such is the quality of home recording software, they were able to use their demos for the track and simply embellish it with vintage synthesizers when they arrived at the professional studio in Nottingham.

“There were a lot of evenings where I would sit down and spend about an hour watching an online tutorial, and about another hour actually playing. There was a lot of that.”

pushed ourselves

“I was way out of my comfort zone, and part of me was like, God, I could just sit down and play guitar, it would be a lot easier, but I’m glad we pushed each other more. in that direction because it ended up sounding very different. We’re really happy with the end result.

Well, they’re happy now to have a final result, because the path to the final edit was a torturous cycle of video calls critiquing song mixes.

“You start going a little crazy in your head after a while. This song here, I counted that there have been 11 versions of the song – at one point we called it the most analyzed song of all time.

Some of the versions had barely noticeable differences in bass levels, but one version has an extra instrumental section, which Cathal was eager to drop.

“Cathal was pretty militant about what should come out,” recalls Fergus, who had pleaded for him to stay on the single.

“In the end, we ripped it out and turned it into a shorter version.”

A compromise saw the extended cut make the album.

“It’s a relief once you get to the point where you’re like, ‘OK, I’m pretty happy with this’.”

Fergus’ girlfriend Lucy, with whom he has a young daughter, Clara, and another baby on the way, is a “big fan” of the Leaders’ new musical doctrine.

“She said to me the other day, ‘It’s really very different from your other stuff, you know that?’

“It’s good to hear that because you kind of forget that you yourself know – when you’re so close to it.

“I went through a period where you listened to it so much that I just couldn’t listen to it anymore. And then you drop it and three or four weeks later I listened to it again and I was like “Okay grand”, relieved that it was still going.

Such was the delight of the leaders with the way the track turned out, they brought the shadows and tall trees to the fore as a statement of intent.

“One of the reasons we decided it would be the first single was because it’s completely electronic, and it’s so different from what we’ve done before. It’s also quite a poppy tune. When we decided what songs we were going to put on the album and how we were going to record them, we decided to try to create something that was pretty consistent in terms of the electronic element in each song.

Fergus notes that guitar still features on most other songs, but is often joined by synthesizers and drum machines.

Tricks of the trade

“There’s still some pretty indie rock stuff on it, but definitely a lot more of an electronic direction, so that was the decision made.”

More singles will follow in December, January and February before the album release in March and the launch concerts in April.

They’re hoping to build on the exposure they got for their “Albania Away” singles and hopefully attract a few more followers.

“We’ve learned a few tricks of the trade, especially over the past two years. And there’s a lot more possibilities for bands like us to get out of there with streaming and with Spotify and Apple Music and all that. We learned a few lessons about how to show up properly for playlists and get access to radio stations that will play unsigned acts or more alternative music – and we got some good traction that way last time around. .

“The lessons we learned from it, we are applying now this time too and we will see how it goes.”

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When Peter Frampton stopped washing to escape a “cute problem” https://micgillette.com/when-peter-frampton-stopped-washing-to-escape-a-cute-problem/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 15:03:27 +0000 https://micgillette.com/when-peter-frampton-stopped-washing-to-escape-a-cute-problem/ Peter Frampton has recalled the period when he stopped washing in an effort to escape his classification as a “cute” pop star. He became known as “The Face” while leading The Herd in the mid-1960s, but in a new interview with classic rockhe said he hated the designation from the start. “They didn’t put the […]]]>

Peter Frampton has recalled the period when he stopped washing in an effort to escape his classification as a “cute” pop star.

He became known as “The Face” while leading The Herd in the mid-1960s, but in a new interview with classic rockhe said he hated the designation from the start.

“They didn’t put the herd on magazine covers, they put me on it,” Frampton said. “And instantly it started discontent in the group. I felt bad. The dice were cast. … Getting chased and having your clothes ripped off by girls was very exciting, but it got old really fast. And I could see what that did to the band. And as I was to experience later in life, a teenager in the band can strip you of your credibility.

In 1968, after two years, he quit and formed Humble Pie with Steve Marriott – another performer who had suffered an error in judgment due to his appearance. “The first thing is that we decided not to shave or take a bath,” the guitarist said. “We all grew beards and didn’t wear groovy clothes. We wanted to be accepted for our musicality. We released our first single, “Natural Born Bugie”, and guess what? We are back top pops again and we get yelled at.

Marriott found an interesting way out of the situation when the band released their single “Big Black Dog.” “Steve was rude to Tony Blackburn, the DJ at top pops“, he said. “He kept calling her by the wrong name and answering her questions with ‘I don’t know. Ask our manager, mate. ‘were never allowed back on the show. I guess we just hated being in the same predicament as the two bands we’d been in before.

“So at our next group meeting, we said, ‘We have to get out of here. Let’s go to America. They didn’t know us there. That’s when we met Dee Anthony. He started directing us and things really started to happen.

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Motley Crue Guitarist Mick Mars Retires – Rolling Stone https://micgillette.com/motley-crue-guitarist-mick-mars-retires-rolling-stone/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 21:12:21 +0000 https://micgillette.com/motley-crue-guitarist-mick-mars-retires-rolling-stone/ Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars, who co-founded the band in 1981, has decided to retire from touring while his band continues its world tour. For years Mars, who is 71, carried on despite being diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, a debilitating condition, a form of arthritis that affects the spine. Guitarist John 5, who plays in […]]]>

Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars, who co-founded the band in 1981, has decided to retire from touring while his band continues its world tour. For years Mars, who is 71, carried on despite being diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, a debilitating condition, a form of arthritis that affects the spine. Guitarist John 5, who plays in Rob Zombie’s band and previously played with Marilyn Manson and David Lee Roth, will replace him.

“While change is never easy, we accept Mick’s decision to step down from the band due to health issues,” the former bandmates of Mars – Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee – said in a joint statement. . “We’ve watched Mick manage his ankylosing spondylitis for decades, and he always handled it with the utmost courage and grace. Saying ‘enough’ is the ultimate act of courage. Mick’s sound helped to define Mötley Crüe from the minute he plugged in his guitar during our very first rehearsal together. The rest, as they say, is history. We will continue to honor his musical legacy.”

“We will make Mick’s wish come true and continue to circumnavigate the globe as planned in 2023,” they continued. “No doubt it will take an absolutely exceptional musician to fill Mick’s shoes, so we are grateful that our good friend, John 5, has agreed to come aboard and join us moving forward. We see all the Crüeheads on the road!”

John 5 said, “I’m honored to carry on Mick’s legacy and look forward to performing these songs.”

A representative from Mars commented on his exit in a statement to Variety. “Mick Mars, co-founder and lead guitarist of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe for 41 years, today announced that due to his painful battle with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), he will no longer be able to tour with the band. the rep said. “Mick will continue as a member of the band but will no longer be able to withstand the rigors of the road.”

In 2014, as Crüe began what they said would be their final tour, Mars said illness was causing him problems on the road. “Some days are worse than others when it comes to pain,” he said. rolling stone. “But I don’t take any painkillers. That’s a big no-no. I went this route about 15 years ago and I never want to go back, thank you very much.

The guitarist’s latest Instagram post teased the kick off of another leg of Crüe’s ongoing stadium tour with Def Leppard. The group will begin a new stage of international dates in February.

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5 Guitar Skills You Can Learn From Jeff Beck https://micgillette.com/5-guitar-skills-you-can-learn-from-jeff-beck/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 15:52:49 +0000 https://micgillette.com/5-guitar-skills-you-can-learn-from-jeff-beck/ Jeff Beck has long been part of the pantheon of greats, yet he remains an enigma. He first made a name for himself playing in the Yardbirds, and alongside Page and Clapton formed the Holy Trinity of British rock guitarists. He’s won a hat full of Grammys and been inducted into the Rock And Roll […]]]>

Jeff Beck has long been part of the pantheon of greats, yet he remains an enigma. He first made a name for himself playing in the Yardbirds, and alongside Page and Clapton formed the Holy Trinity of British rock guitarists. He’s won a hat full of Grammys and been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame (twice!), played with Mick Jagger, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder and – of course – Beck (no relation).

But (Jeff) Beck still has some mystery about him. It has constantly evolved; from his blues and classic rock roots, he navigated through funk, hard rock, jazz, dance… He stopped using a pick decades ago, and now has that dynamic fingering that is simultaneously aggressive, full of rhythmic chutzpah, super-smooth and mellow.

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